The Connect dialog for a database deployment provides
the details to connect to a database deployment via the MongoDB
Clients must support TLS to connect to an Atlas database deployment.
Clients must support the SNI TLS extension to
connect to an Atlas
M0 free cluster or an
shared cluster. MongoDB 3.6 and later shell supports the SNI TLS
IP Access List¶
To access a database deployment, you must connect from an IP address on the Atlas project's IP access list. If you need to add an IP address to the IP access list, you can do so in the Connect dialog. You can also add the IP address from the Network Access tab.
To access a database deployment, you must create a database user with access to the desired database(s) on your Atlas database deployment. Database users are separate from Atlas users. Database users have access to MongoDB databases, while Atlas users have access to the Atlas application itself.
You can create a database user to access your Atlas database deployment in the Connect dialog. You can also add the database user from the Database Deployment view.
Connect to Your Database Deployment¶
- Click Databases in the top-left corner of Atlas.
- In the Database Deployments view, click Connect for the database deployment to which you want to connect.
Choose your Connection Security.¶
Choose Connection Type from the set of available buttons.
Atlas displays the connection type options after you enable Private IP for Peering, Private Endpoint, or both. If you haven't enabled either feature, no buttons display and Connection Type defaults to Standard.
Choose how you want to limit connections to your database deployment.¶
Create a Database User.¶
Skip this step if Atlas indicates in the Setup connection security step that you have at least one database user configured in your project. To manage existing database users, see Configure Database Users.
To access the database deployment, you need a MongoDB user with access to the desired database or databases on the database deployment in your project. If your project has no MongoDB users, Atlas prompts you to create a new user with the Atlas Admin role.
- Enter the new user's Username
- Enter a Password for this new user or click Autogenerate Secure Password.
- Click Create Database User to save the user.
Use this user to connect to your database deployment in the following step.
Once you have added an IP address to your IP access list and added a database user, click Choose Your Connection Method.
If you are experiencing issues connecting to your database deployment, see Troubleshoot Connection Issues.